The United States today donated 300 M4 carbines, 200 Glock 21 pistols, Four M134D Gatling-style machine guns and 100 M203 grenade launchers to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts of the Philippines Marine Corps (PMC).
The latest batch is part of P7.3 billion worth of weapons and equipment that JUSMAG has delivered and programmed for the Armed Forces of the Philippines since 2007, the US embassy in Manila said in a statement quoted in the local media.
The AFP has also procured guns, water craft, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and protective equipment through programs like the US Foreign Military Sales system, the embassy said.
"Over the last five years, the US government has allocated P15 billion of grant funding to provide the AFP with equipment, including corresponding upgrades and training," it said, adding the equipment transfers as well as joint training and exercises "demonstrate the commitment of the United States to work with the Philippines towards building safer communities and eradicating global terror networks."
Philippine Air Force (PAF) will receive the final batch of two FA-50PH training aircraft from South Korea Wednesday. The final batch of FA-50PH Fighter/Surface Attack/Lead-in Fighters Training Aircraft with tail numbers 011 and 012 from South Korea at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Air Force spokesman Col
Philippines has received two more FA-50PH fighter jets from South Korea. The Philippine Air Force, with the current delivery has received a total of eight fighters
Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) will use its TC-90 aircraft leased from Japan to patrol the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise, where China has been attempting to incur. The Philippines Navy officially received the first two of five TC-90 patrol planes from Japan yesterday,
Leonardo will be delivering the first AW169 in the Philippines and another AW139 for VIP or corporate transport in the next few months. The company is expanding its presence in the Philippines following its recent delivery of AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport, the company announced Thursday
Third Japanese made multirole response vessel (MRRV) has been commissioned by the Philippines Coast Guard. The MRRV built by Japan Maritime United Corporation (JMUC) was commissioned into service by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Atty
ACS Industries Ltd will present the Grenade Trigger Pouch – a rigid carrier for fast and safe handling of fragmentation and flash bang grenades – at AUSA 2017, held from October 9-11 in Washington D.C
The US Marine Corps has requested additional 50,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles to replace the M4 carbine that infantry and other units currently use. Earlier in March, the marine had requested to produce and deliver 11,000 IARs, Marine Corps Times reports
The Philippines has denied reports that the Pentagon could begin attacking Islamic militants behind the siege of Marawi City with drone strikes. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief Eduardo Ano said there were no discussions with the United States regarding airstrikes against local targets,
The Philippines Armed Forces has temporarily suspended FA-50 fighter jets following a friendly fire incident that killed two and injured 11 in Marawi city. “The Armed Forces is suspending the use of that particular aircraft for any further airstrike until such time that the cause of the accident has been determined, or the failure of the equipment has been determined
Philippines has received some 3000 assault rifles, 90 long range sniper weapons along with respective ammunition donated by China to fight the Maute terrorist group which has laid siege to Marawi city for more than two months. The arms and ammunition was delivered at the Harrison Landing Zone, Clark Freeport, by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday, China military online reported Thursday
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